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K-12 Resources


Images from the History of Medicine
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to the 21st century. Students in grades 5-12 would benefit from this resource.

Digital Collections
Digital Collections in the National Library of Medicine's free online resource of biomedical books and videos. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide, and unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM's rich resources.

NLM on YouTube
Visit NLM's YouTube channel to find videos on a variety of health topics, recorded trainings, and historical materials.

Mobile Health Resources

NLM Mobile Gallery
View a list of mobile apps available from NLM mobile Apps Gallery
View the Health and Fitness category to locate relevant mobile apps

CDC Mobile Application
The CDC Mobile app features important health articles, disease of the week, popular journals and more

VA Mobile
VA Mobile provides apps for three distinct groups: Veterans, Family Caregivers and VA Clinicians

Additional Resources

American Indian Health
This web resource on American Indian health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, websites, databases, and other resources.

Arctic Health
The Arctic Health website is a central source for infromation on diverse aspects of the Arctic environment and the health of northern peoples. The site gives access to evaluated health information from hundreds of local, state, national and international agencies, as well as from professional societies and universities

Profiles in Science
This database enables students to view the personal papers of Nobel Prize-winning scientists such as Joshua Lederberg, Linus Pauling, Julius Axelrod and many others

PubMed Central
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Use to educate individuals including high school students about what clinical trials are and to understand the benefits and potential risks of participating in a clinical trial. This online resource includes a brief animated tutorials with audio, a glossary of terms related to clinical trials, links to other sources of information on Clinical Trials, and the ability to search for studies by topic or geographic location.

HIV/AIDS Portal links to journal literature, clinical trials and treatment information, meeting abstracts, and other scientific and consumer-related resources. Material is appropriate for grades 6-12+.

Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) Blog
The BHIC blog blog focuses on health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities. NN/LM Coordinators are contributors to this blog.

Drug Resources

Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images

Drug Information Portal
The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies

DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements.

Dietary Supplement Label Database
The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.

AIDSinfo Drug Database
Up-to-date information on FDA-approved and investigational HIV/AIDS-related drugs for health care providers and patients can be found in the AIDSinfo Drug Database.

Come on, Mom, Dad, Get Healthy!
The National Library of Medicine released the book Come on, Mom, Dad, Get Healthy! The TAPAS (Teens Against Parent Addiction Squad) Take Action. Designed to supplement the middle school health curriculum, the book employs a fictional story to address the subjects of addiction to food, smoking, and alcohol.